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Bags of style and bags of room were the reasons I chose to buy the Tripp black hydrangea business shopper by Jasper Conran.
Black fabric subtly embossed with hydrangea flowers and shiny patent black handles with protective corners and bottom not only look stylish but are strong and sturdy, a must for me as I tend to overfill every bag I have.
Bought primarily as a business bag, I wanted something that would accommodate A4 files, papers and laptop comfortably and this fits the bill perfectly.
Bigger than my briefcase, I can fit so much more, yet this bag feels much more comfortable to carry as the long handles mean it is much easier to grip, pick up and put down and if you wish you can hook it over your arm to balance the weight.
Boasting a double ended zip fastener with a padlock and key with only one small internal zipped pocket , that suits me as I can fit large files comfortably and I spend less time scrabbling around in all those 'organiser' pockets.
Business like , but equally suitable for leisure use or as a stylish shopper, this bag is unstructured but does shape up nicely when filled , but can have a tendency to fall over, although I think that is more about the way I throw things in . Balance the bag by packing it properly, particularly at the bottom and it does not fall over.
By far the best business bag I have bought, large enough with dimensions of Height: 47cm, Width: 15cm, Depth: 37cm and 22 litre capacity plus it is subtly feminine with the black hydrangea design.
Best of all there are other matching items in this range including a smaller business bag and suitcases, which I plan to buy as this still looks as good as new after 6 months of almost daily use. Basically no scuffs or visible wear plus the added bonus of studs on the bottom to keep that balanced clean and dry.
Both stylish and practical I think this bag will suit all of you out there who need to carry laptops , files and papers around that you would not get in a standard briefcase or laptop bag.
But if you wish you can also use this as a travel bag, either for a weekend or as I did when we went away for a week, fill with shoes, hairdryer, laptop makeup etc.
Buy this for £49.99 at the time of writing - normally £54.99 from Debenhams - I paid less as I bought with a further 10% off.
Backed by an award for innovation and design from Conde Nast Traveller in 2011, I also recommend this as a stylish, glamorous go anywhere large business, travel or shopping bag that Mary Poppins would be proud to sport on her arm.
Bang on so 5 Stars from me